🔼The name Ithran: Summary
- Excellent, Abundance
- From the verb יתר (yatar), to be a rest or surplus.
🔼The name Ithran in the Bible
There are two men named Ithran in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Ithran
The name Ithran comes from the verb יתר (yatar) meaning to remain over, be a rest:
The verb יתר (yatar) means to remain or to be a rest (a remainder). It may emphasize the survival of some carnage (being the last ones left), but it may also emphasize surplus (rest money after all bills are paid). Noun יתר (yeter) means remnant; יתרה (yitra) means abundance; יותר (yoter) means superiority; יתרון (yitron) means excellence.
The nouns יתר (yeter) and מיתר (metar) describe cords to tie things together with. This indicates that a remnant is not simply that what remains, but rather that which kept the original collective together in the first place.
For a meaning of the name Ithran, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Excellent. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Exalted or Very Eminent. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret this particular name, but does list it under the verb יתר (yatar) meaning to remain over, and refers to the name Jether for comparison. BDB translates Jether with Abundance.